Celebrating “It’s OK to be Different”

at the Its OK to be different photo exhibition in Swindon

Laura Morris (back) with Chloe Grubb and her beautiful photographs

Laura Morris was delighted to represent Rowan House and Smiths News Group when she officially opened a photography exhibition at West Swindon Library.

This was in support of local charity DASH who were keen to deliver the message ‘It’s OK to be different’ for last week’s World Autism Awareness Day. The exhibition showcased the creative talents and photography skills of young adults with Aspergers.

Staff at Rowan House have been working alongside DASH for the last couple of years, by getting involved in projects at DASH’s Wildflower Nursery and helping out at their local allotments.

This year several members of staff – including Laura and also Mark Silver – will be helping DASH with projects for 2014, including business planning, marketing and securing fundraising events.

Anne Billingham, secretary of DASH, said:

“Smiths News stepped in just when we needed help in many different ways – by supporting DASH services, they are helping people with Aspergers in Swindon enjoy safer, healthier, more sociable, more productive and happier lives.”

April is autism awareness month. How about joining Laura and Mark to help DASH achieve their goals? It could be a great way of using your Volunteer Time 🙂

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One Response to Celebrating “It’s OK to be Different”

  1. lauramorris2013 says:

    Hi Michelle,

    Slight tweak to this – I was representing Smiths News Group, please could you amend?



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